Things you didn’t know about Earth Day

  • One billion people across the world will get involved with Earth Day this year.

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  • The celebration has its own flag that features a picture of the Earth taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon

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  • 20 million people participated in the first ever Earth Day in 1970

 

  • No one knows where the name or date for the day came from as the organisers can’t remember

  • In 2008 Disney launched Disneynature, a channel dedicated to environmental documentaries, in celebration of Earth Day

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